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AP 101—ApologeticsCredit Hours: 3

This course is designed to give the student a system of principles to defend his faith, as well as present evidences that support the authenticity of the Christian faith.

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: Apologetics
Terms: 2021 Spring B, 2021 Fall A - Online

AP 201—Comparative ReligionsCredit Hours: 2

Comparative Religions surveys the basic doctrines and practices of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and other major religions. Special emphasis will be given to methods of effectively witnessing and winning to Christ those who are bound in these religious systems. Prerequisite: None

Major: Missions Major
Minor: Apologetics
Terms: 2021 Spring B, 2022 Spring Terms A (1/24-3/12) and B (3/14-4/30)

AP 202—Modern Day CultsCredit Hours: 2

This course offers a study of modern day cults in light of biblical Christianity. The history and doctrines of the major cults will be studied. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an irrefutable biblical response to all false teachings. Special emphasis will be given to methods of witnessing to members of the major cults.

Minor: Apologetics
Terms: 2022 Spring Terms A (1/24-3/12) and B (3/14-4/30)

AP 301—Science and FaithCredit Hours: 2

The purpose of this course is to give the student a greater appreciation of both the Bible and science. Furthermore, this course will demonstrate that there is no need for compromise in order to make the Bible fit modern "scientific" discoveries. The student will be taught that true science will always validate God's word.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Missions Major, Elementary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: Apologetics
Terms: 2022 Spring Terms A (1/24-3/12) and B (3/14-4/30)

AP 302—History of the English BibleCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to give the student a clear understanding of the Bible version issue. The origins of the various texts, the methods and men used in translating the King James Version, and the weakness of new Bible translations will be examined, giving students a firm understanding of and unshakeable confidence in the KJV.

Minor: Missions

AP 313—Introduction to PhilosophyCredit Hours: 2

This course will introduce students to the basics of philosophy. Students will also be introduced to the writings of Western philosophers within the context of learning how to defend the Christian faith.

Minor: Apologetics
Terms: 2022 Spring Terms A (1/24-3/12) and B (3/14-4/30)

AP 401—Contemporary TheologyCredit Hours: 3

This course provides a look at the various positions today, from fundamentalism to modernism. Special emphasis will be given to the challenges facing fundamentalism. The course will also examine the expanding influence of the charismatic movement, its push toward ecumenicalism, and the eventual one-world church.

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major
Minor: Apologetics
Terms: 2021 Spring B, 2021 Fall A - Online, 2022 Spring Terms A (1/24-3/12) and B (3/14-4/30)

AP 402—Biblical EthicsCredit Hours: 2

This course looks at what the Bible says regarding ethical issues in society and ministry today, as well as proper manners and etiquette. The student will be required to evaluate the teachings of Scripture with a look at various methods of ministry. Special emphasis will be placed on the character and ethical responsibilities toward church leadership, members, politics, society, and other churches.

Major: Secretarial Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major
Minor: Apologetics
Terms: 2021 Summer, 2022 Spring Terms A (1/24-3/12) and B (3/14-4/30), 2022 Summer - Online

AP 403—LogicCredit Hours: 2

This course equips students to discern between good and bad arguments. Several major systems of logic will be studied, including categorical, truth-functional, and informal.

Minor: Apologetics

BI 101—Old Testament SurveyCredit Hours: 3

This course surveys the entire Old Testament. Special emphasis is placed on authorship, purpose, and major characters of each book. The student will develop a broad outline of each book. Passages of particular doctrinal significance will be examined and discussed.

Major: Secretarial Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Terms: 2021 Fall A - Online, 2022 Spring Terms A (1/24-3/12) and B (3/14-4/30)

BI 102—New Testament SurveyCredit Hours: 3

This course surveys the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed on authorship, date, and purpose of each book. The student will develop a broad outline for each book. The course will examine the background and content of each book.

Major: Secretarial Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Terms: 2021 Spring B

BI 112—Women of the Bible (Ladies Only)Credit Hours: 3

Women of the Bible is a survey course focusing on the prominent and not-so-prominent women in Scripture. By looking to the women of the Bible, the students can deepen their understanding of Scripture, experience more of God's love, recognize His relentless jealousy, and discover His creative ability to bring good out of the most difficult circumstances.

BI 201—Life of ChristCredit Hours: 3

This course is an in-depth look at the harmonizing of the Gospels. It looks at the major chronological periods in the life of our Lord. The Lord's life and teachings will be examined with special emphasis on the crucifixion week.

Major: Secretarial Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Terms: 2021 Spring B

BI 211—ActsCredit Hours: 2

This course covers a history of the early church and the spread of the Gospel. The book will be outlined as the Great Commission is fulfilled in the first century. The course will look at the development of Christianity and its doctrines.

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Terms: 2021 Spring B, 2021 Fall A - Online

BI 212—RomansCredit Hours: 2

This course will be an expository study of both the book as well as its applications to the doctrines of the Christian life. Students will be given a general outline of the important doctrinal passages that will be discussed.

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Terms: 2021 Fall A - Online, 2022 Spring Terms A (1/24-3/12) and B (3/14-4/30)

BI 220—Pauline EpistlesCredit Hours: 2

This course will study Paul’s letters to the churches in his early ministry and missionary journeys, specifically the books of 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, and 1 and 2 Thessalonians. This course will cover the historical context, structural organization, doctrinal truths, and practical applications of each of these epistles. Prerequisite: None

Major: Missions Major

BI 221—Prison EpistlesCredit Hours: 2

This course will be an expository study of Paul’s epistles from his first imprisonment, including Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon. This course will cover the historical context, structural organization, doctrinal truths, and practical applications of each of these epistles. Prerequisite: None

BI 222—Pastoral EpistlesCredit Hours: 2

This course will be an in-depth study of First Timothy, Second Timothy, and Titus. Special emphasis will be given to Paul's instructions regarding the qualifications for leadership, church planting, and problem solving.

BI 231—Introduction to DispensationalismCredit Hours: 2

Dispensationalism is a theological system borne out of the literal, historical-grammatical interpretation. At its core, Dispensationalism understands that there is a distinction between Israel and the Church and understands the purpose of God in this earth to be doxological. This class will investigate the theological framework of this system, explaining its origins, and its developments. Additionally, it will present a case for declaring this system the most consistent hermeneutical tool in studying the Scriptures.

Major: Secretarial Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Terms: 2021 Fall A - Online, 2022 Spring Terms A (1/24-3/12) and B (3/14-4/30)

BI 234—Christ in the Old TestamentCredit Hours: 2

This course will teach how that Christ is pictured well before his appearance at Bethlehem. It will help us prove that Christ was God in the flesh.

BI 241—Ruth and EstherCredit Hours: 2

The biblical books of Ruth and Esther provide wonderful examples of God's sovereignty and offer encouragement for Christians to trust His goodness and provision. This course is designed to give a better understanding of who God is, as we study His presence and work in the stories of both Ruth and Esther. As we also learn from the individual characters in these books, we will discover their rare courage, commitment, and risk-taking love for God and His people.

BI 250—GenesisCredit Hours: 3

This course is designed to familiarize students with the storyline and fundamental truths found in the first book of the Bible. From the creation account of Genesis 1 through the death of Joseph in Genesis 50, the book of Genesis provides foundational theological insights and biblical principles from which students will glean applications and understanding for their personal spiritual journey with Christ. This study primarily focuses on observations of creation, the fall of man, Noah's flood, the foundation of God's covenant with Israel and the lives of the patriarchs.

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major
Terms: 2021 Spring B

BI 260—Poetical BooksCredit Hours: 2

This course will analyze the poetical books of the Old Testament, specifically Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. Students taking this course will study the historical context, literary forms, interpretations, and practical truths of each of these books. Prerequisite: None

BI 271—Intertestamental PeriodCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to help the student understand the background of the Intertestamental period. Course material will enable the student to understand how the events of the Intertestamental Period created a perfect setting for the birth of Christ, the spreading of the Gospel, and the development of the local, New Testament church.

BI 291—Methodical Bible StudiesCredit Hours: 2

This course will help the student develop sound Bible study methods. It will operate on the premise that the interpretation of Scripture is best understood by other Scripture. The student will learn a method to follow in the process of Bible study. The student will also be involved with hands-on projects applying each step in the process of Bible study.

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Terms: 2021 Spring B

BI 301—Writings of JohnCredit Hours: 2

This course will be a study of the life and writings of the Apostle John. John's unique perspective of the life and work of Jesus Christ will be analyzed. The three epistles of John will be looked at as they relate to the believer's fellowship, assurance, and love for the Lord.

BI 306—HebrewsCredit Hours: 2

This course will be a study of the background and basic interpretations of Hebrews. Special emphasis will be placed on the superiority of Christ's priesthood to the Old Testament institutions.

Terms: 2021 Summer

BI 311—Daniel and RevelationCredit Hours: 3

This course will take a look at the principles for living given in the book of Daniel. A study will be made of the prophecies of Daniel and the book of Revelation from a pre-tribulation, pre-millennial position. A careful analysis will be made to show the effect these prophecies will have on Israel, modern-day Christianity, and the lost.

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Secondary Education Major
Terms: 2022 Spring Terms A (1/24-3/12) and B (3/14-4/30)

BI 312—The Book of DanielCredit Hours: 2

This course will cover the historical context and the prophetical outlook for this prophet. Special emphasis will be placed upon understanding the importance of Daniel’s Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks in Daniel 9.

BI 313—The Book of RevelationCredit Hours: 2

This course will study the book of Revelation from a futuristic pre-tribulation, pre-millennial position. A careful analysis will be made to show the effect Bible prophecy has on Israel, the church, and the lost. While focusing on the New Testament book of Revelation it will connect the prophecies of Revelation to prophecies concerning the end times found in several Old Testament books such as Ezekiel and Daniel.

BI 321—The Book of JoshuaCredit Hours: 2

This course is the "Book of New Beginnings" for the people of God. Students will examine the "Person who Leads" from the wilderness to the wonderful, the "Promise of Land" through belief and battles, and the "Partaking of Life" the abundant life of "Rest."

BI 350—EphesiansCredit Hours: 3

This course explains the believer’s riches in Christ as revealed in the book of Ephesians. The first part (Ephesians 1-3) describes the wealth of the believer and what God has done for us. The second section (Ephesians 4-5) gives instructions how walk in light of those blessings. Ephesians ends (Ephesians 6) with an encouragement to stand firm in the face of difficulties or battles we may face.

Terms: Winter Term

BI 401—Baptist History and DistinctivesCredit Hours: 3

This course will survey the history of Baptist churches throughout the past two thousand years. Special emphasis will be placed on the historical distinctives of Baptists.

Major: Secretarial Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Terms: 2021 Spring B

BI 465—Tabernacles, Feasts, and OfferingsCredit Hours: 2

This class is designed to give the student an understanding of the Levitical system and to see how the seven major feasts and the tabernacle all point to Jesus Christ. The student will also notice how the sacrificial offerings of the Levitical system all prefigure the work of Christ as well.

BI 497—Theology of IsaiahCredit Hours: 3

This course is a systematic theological course taken directly from Isaiah's writings.

MBI 501—Old Testament IntroductionCredit Hours: 3

This course is an examination of the canon, text, inspiration, and interpretive data key to understanding the Old Testament. Detail will be given to the authorship, date, theme, liberal criticism, secular background, and historical background of Old Testament Scriptures.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies

MBI 502—New Testament IntroductionCredit Hours: 3

This course is an examination of the canon, text, inspiration, and interpretive data key to understanding the New Testament. Detail will be given to the authorship, date, theme, liberal criticism, secular background, and historical background of New Testament Scriptures.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies
Terms: 2021 Fall A - Online

MBI 503—Advanced HermeneuticsCredit Hours: 3

This course builds upon information gleaned either through observation, experience, or an undergraduate Bible Study Methods class. In this class, students will learn how the NT writers used the OT, and students will understand how Dispensationalism and Reformed Theology play a part in exegesis. Students will uncover common exegetical fallacies and how to use today's technology in light of Bible study.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies, Master of Christian Education
Terms: 2021 Summer, 2021 Fall A - Online, 2022 Summer - Online

MBI 511—Apologetics and WorldviewCredit Hours: 3

This course analyzes different worldviews with which Christians are confronted and provides an apologetic methodology useful in evangelizing people with non-biblical worldviews.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies
Terms: 2022 Spring Terms A (1/24-3/12) and B (3/14-4/30)

MBI 512—Systematic TheologyCredit Hours: 3

This course will study the nature and method of Systematic Theology and the application of a proper Theological method to carefully analyze various theological options on key issues.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies
Terms: 2021 Fall A - Online

MBI 521—Advanced Biblical CounselingCredit Hours: 3

This course is designed to give the student a further understanding of ministry through Scriptural counseling. All approaches to problems will be based on biblical principles rather than secular, humanistic reasoning and technique.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies
Terms: 2021 Spring B

MBI 522—Doctrinal SynopsisCredit Hours: 3

This capstone course in the Biblical Studies concentration provides the student an opportunity to write a summative research paper and defend the final product. Prerequisite: MBI 512

Major: Master of Biblical Studies
Terms: 2021 Spring B, 2022 Spring Terms A (1/24-3/12) and B (3/14-4/30)

BC 102—General Principles of Biblical CounselingCredit Hours: 3

This biblical counseling course will review many of the more complicated issues of our day in light of the Scriptures. Students will be equipped to biblically counsel those individual dealing with these challenging issues.

Minor: Biblical Counseling
Terms: 2021 Spring B, 2021 Fall A - Online

BC 216—Pastoral CounselingCredit Hours: 2

This will be an in-depth look at the counseling responsibilities of the pastor. It will include a study of the techniques to be used to provide biblical counsel to those who are hurting and in need of guidance. It will also discuss the precautions that need to be taken by a pastor and staff when counseling. Men Only. Prerequisite: None

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Missions Major
Minor: Biblical Counseling